UFC 135 Play-by-Play: Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch

September 23, 2011

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Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch

Nick Ring and Tim Boetsch at UFC 135

Nick Ring and Tim Boetsch at UFC 135

Round 1:  

Boetsch lands an outside leg kick.  Ring bouncing around on the outside keeping his distance.  Ring catches a Boetsch leg kick and secures a takedown.  From North-south position, Ring lands knees to Boetsch’s shoulders.  Boetsch works his way back to his feet.  Ring circles away from Boetsch’s power hand.  Boetsch lands a glancing left hook.  Ring works his jab trying to keep the fight on the outside.  Boetsch attempted a clinch but Ring brushed it off.  Ring being cautious in his approach but landing peppering shots in the process.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nick Ring.

Round 2:  

Nick Ring and Tim Boetsch at UFC 135Ring circles to his right while Boetsch stalks him, looking for an opening.  Front kick to the body by Ring.  Boetsch lands a solid right hand that snapped Ring’s head back.  Ring pumping his jab.  Boetsch closes the distance and lands a combination finished off with an uppercut.  Boetch lands a right hand the hurt Ring, but he was able to quickly recover and clinch.  Ring lands a knee but Boetsch elevates him and slams him to the canvas.  Ring gets up but Boetsch applies a guillotine choke.  Ring escapes with two minutes left in the round.  Ring works strikes to the grounded Boetsch.  Boetsch gets to his feet and lands an uppercut in the clinch.  Boetsch begins to land more frequently.  Boetsch lands a slam in the closing seconds and slapped on a kimura.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch.

Round 3:  

Boetsch pushes forward.  Boetsch looks to be the more fresh fighter in the final round.  They clinch and work for position before the referee separated them with just over three minutes remaining in the fight.  Boetsch clinches and secures a trip takedown.  Ring controls his head inside his closed guard until the referee stands them up.  Ring lands a front kick.  They clinch and Boetsch secures a throw, landing in side control.  He traps one of Ring’s arms momentarily.  Boetsch advances to the mount position.  Boetsch ends the fight with a flurry of punches.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch.

The judges score the fight 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 for Tim Boetsch.

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